posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 12:39 PM
Thumbs up to the OP, every possible lead to a possible proof of present or ancient extra-terrestial presence on Earth needs to be aired and
Nevertheless, this story kind of smells like a hybrid between Raiders of the Lost Arc and the Dropa-stones story (which - when you follow up on names,
dates, etc leads nowhere), which is why I'm very skeptical to its authenticity.
I should mention that I am a professional archaeologist, specialized in classic archaeology of the Levant, but with some experience of Egyptian
archaeology from my years as a student - notably a dig in Memphis.
Of course, every bit of info in this documentary should be verified and traced to its source, although not by me. I simply want to throw in a few
observations from the film purportedly showing the opening of the sarcophagus.
First of all, the film (which is way too dramatic for my taste, but that's just me) shows two apparently Russian (Soviet) soldiers lifting the lid of
Let me tell you how improbable this is. If this was a dig led by professional archeologists, they would never (not even in the 60's Soviet Union) let
a bunch of soldiers poke around inside a highly important tomb (which a tomb containing a sarcophagus would be). Those soldiers (if their presence
were necessary) would be posted outside the tomb guarding the site. Qualified archaeologists, assistants or trusted workers would be the only ones
inside digging, documenting or actually touching artefacts in the tomb.
Soldiers would NOT be the one lifting the lid of the sarcophagus. Please realize the importance of this moment for a dedicated archaeologist. Only the
most trusted assistants of the Professor would be designated for this task, and the Professor of the dig would be leading the operation, insisting on
extreme caution and care.
It is highly unlikely that the sarcophagus would be opened on the spot, in the tomb. If transportable, it would be extracted from the tomb and - after
much study and preparation - opened at a facility convenient for this type of scientific work.
The sarcophagus itself seems to be of stone, and is anthropoid (human shaped). This is what people with little knowledge of Egyptian history think
sarcophagi generally looked like, but anthropoid coffins only became fashionable during the New Kingdom (1550 to 1069 BC.). Before that, most
sarcophagi were rectangular coffins. Did I get it wrong, or wasn't this tomb supposed to be 10 500 years old? So what is a typical New Dynasty
sarcophagus doing in such an old tomb?
Sarcophagi of this stature were always sealed, in general with plaster. In order to open it, you would have to put some work into it, not just simply
lift the lid off (which they do with ease by the way, even though a stone lid of this size should be quite heavy). Otherwise, how could that so called
'gas' be contained in the coffin for more than 10 000 years?
I could probably come up with a few more things that does not look right from my point of view, but you get the picture. There is so much to be amazed
at in Egyptology, if this would turn out to be a fraud, there's still lots to work with, in order to understand our sometimes mysterious past.